NEARLY 200 people converged on the Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre last week for a special Seniors Expo.
Social inclusion, engagement and communication were all promoted at the event, with morning tea and a number of exhibitions and presentations from services and community groups such as Memory Nurture, Advocare and Dementia Australia also included.
The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s new Seniors Lifestyle Program, a range of activities to help seniors become more active, entertained and outgoing, was launched at the expo.
Shire president Michelle Rich said the new program had been designed with the help of local seniors.
“Being part of an inclusive and socially vibrant community is important for everyone, but particularly so for seniors,” she said.
“Through programs like the Seniors Expo and Seniors Lifestyle Program we’re aiming to provide residents with a range of local active living programs so they aren’t forced to travel outside the Shire to socialise and participate in community programs.
“This is the first time we’ve hosted a Seniors Expo and I’m pleased to say it was a resounding success.
“We hope those who attended got something out of the day and look forward to growing the expo in the future.”
Visit www.sjshire.wa.gov.au/what-we-do/community-and-recreation/facilities-and-programs/seniors-lifestyle-program for more information on the Seniors Lifestyle Program.